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VOL. XXV. NO. 108
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Continuous Fighting Is in
Progress Along "Whole
Lino of Battle, English
Cavalry Brushing Back
Mounted German Troops
Pointed Out That News
Given Out by Russians Is
Generally Rather Meager,
lint, Good or Bad, Is
Correct as a Rule
associated press dispatch
LONDON, Sept. 3. (Thursday) The
official Tress Bureau issued the follow
ing statement:
"Continuous fighting has been in
progress a" along the whole line of
hnttle. The British' cavalry engaged
with distinction the cavalry of the
rnemy, brushed them back and cap
tured ten guns. The French army
vontinued the offensive and gained
ground in the Lorraine district. In
other regions of the war the Russian
-irmy is investing Koenigsberg. The
Russian victory, which was complete at
L-mlers, had already been announced."
A Petrograd (St. Petersburg) special
to Reuters' says the garrison at Koe
nigsherg. East Prussia, has made an
unsuccessful attempt at a sortie.
A dispatch to the Chronicle from
Paris states that orders have been is
sued for the removal of all the wound
ed from Paris to Rennes and Nantec.
A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd
says a battle which had been admitted
us reverse to the Russian troops in
Kast Prussia was fought in Osterode
m the Soldau-Niedenburg-Osterode
Advices have been received here from
8t. Petersburg that the Russian general
staff frankly confesses to disaster to
two army corps including the loss of
Ihrt-e generals.
Telegraphing from St. Petersburg,
the correspondent of The Times tie
dares the war reports given out by the
headquarters staff in the Russian capi
tal are generally rather meagre, byt in
contradiction to those from Berlin and
Vienna they are always true. ,
That the headquarters will stick to
this plan also when the news is bad is
proved by the announcements of today.
The wording of today's announce
ment indicates that other Vistula fort
resses, besides Graudenz and Thorn
have sent reinforcements. This news
arrived last night and the people of St.
Petersburg received It with firmness.
Their faith in final Russian victory
remains wholly unshaken.
General Samsoniv, one of the Rus
sian commanders killed, was considered
one of Russia's most capable and bril
liant generals. He greatly distin
guished himself in the Russij-Japane.se
war. where he commanded a division
of Siberian Cossacks. He was after
wards nominated the commander of the
army corps and later was appointed
commander of the troops in Turkestan.
He was very popular and his name was
a household word among all classes.
The other two lost commanders, The
Times correspondent goes on, were
Generals Martos, commander of the
army corps, and General Pestitich, at
tached to the general staff.
The Daily Mail's correspondent at
Abbeville, IYance learns that Emperor
William was in Charleroi, Belgium, last
isjturday where he viewed the battle
field, later motoring to Mons. He spent
Saturday night in Brussels and stayed
at the Bellevue Hotel.
The young Duke of Brunswick, a
son-in-law of Emperor William gave a
hie banouet !ajt week In the Pnlapn r,f
Laeken in Brussels, according to the
correspondent. The princiDal guest
was the emperor's son, Prince August
The correspondent also says, "King
Albert came within an ace of death
during the sortie on Malines. He was
directing operations from his motor
car, when a shrapnel burst ten yards
away, blowing off the rear wheels of
the car."
Russians Continue to Lambsrg
official announcement says:
"Our forces invading Galicia con-
German Embassy Hears Of
Horrors In East Prussia
(Associated Press Dispatch)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. The German embassy re
ceived a wireless from Berlin announcing that German
and Austrian troops occupied Lodz, the largest manu
facturing center in Russian Poland, and that the battle
northward from Lemberg is, continuing.
The report confirmed that the French abducted four
teen women and twenty-five children from the German
ironiier place, aiso tne nospiiai doctor ana nis assistant
i rom Lurchingen. ' Their fate is unknown.
The message says the papers are full of the Russian
horrors in East Prussia. The Russians cut off the breast
of a mother and impaled her five' children on a fence.
Four Cossacks ravished a woman While they .handcuffed
her husband and forced him to be 4 witness.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. With
the return to Washington of the
American naval officers who were
in France at the time of the
outbreak of the war, it became j
known that Mrs. George W. Goe-
thals, wife of Governor Goethals
of the Panama canal zone, was j
j arrested at Villefranehe as a j
German spy shortly after the
1 war began. j
Mrs. Goethals is of German de-
scent and speaks the language j
! fluently. She had some diffi-
! cilty in proving her identity, but
finally produced her marriage
certificate. When the French of-
j ficers learned she was the wife J
of the builder of the Panama j
canal they could not apologize
sufficients, and he.- release was
ordered immediately,
i I
tinue their advance toward Lem
berg. The enemy fell back gradu
ally before our troops. We captured
some cannon, rapid fire guns and
caissons. The pursuit continues.
Near Guila and Lipa the enemy oc
cupied a position of such natural
strength that it was considered im
pregnable. They desperately attempt
ed to stop our advance by a flank
ing movement in the direction of
Maturz. We repulsed the Austrians.
inflicting severe losses. We buried
on the battlefield 14,600 dead Aus
trians, captured a flag, thirty-two
guns, a quantity of supplies and
many prisoners, including a general.
"On the south front in the War
saw district all the Austrian attacks
were repelled with success. Assum
ing the offensive on our right wing,
we forced the Austrians to retreat,
capturing three cannons, ten rapid
fire guns and over 1000 prisoners.
According to their statements the
Austrian losses were very heavy."
The general staff announces that
the Austrian Fifteenth division was
completely routed near Lurschoff
August 2S and 100 officers and 4000
soldiers were taken prisoners.
German Legation Protests at Landing
of Japs at Lung Kow
associated press dispatch
PEKIN, Sept. 2. The German lega
tion protested to the foreign office
against the Japanese violation of Chi
na's neutrality by landing at Lung
Kow. News of the landing caused no
surprise here as the Japanese legation
several days ago requested the foreign
office to remove the fifty kilometer
limit (thirty miles) prescribed by the
f'hinese as the fighting area around
Tsing Tau.
The foreign office did not comply
with the request, but it is understood
Chinese troops will be instructed not to
oppose the Japanese officials, de
scribed as incensed but afraid, to af
ford Japan cause for territorial or other
LONDON, Sept. 2. "With the Ger
mans so near there has not been a
'day in the last month when Paris
Presented the appearance
of such
icalm," says the Paris correspondent
of the Chronicle. "More shops were
open, and rows of chairs appeared
before the chief cafes.
"The possibility of a German raid
is slight. Solitary fortresses may
perhaps be smashed, but an attempt
to cut down the Oise valley towards
Paris, except as a trivial raid, with
out first routing masses of the army,
is madness.
"We must assume therefore that if
the Germans faced eastward, and
turned their backs on the British
and other forces gathering in Picardy,
Measure to Supplement the
Sherman Law, Completing
Administration Trust Pro
gram This Session, Passes
Higher House
It "Will Now Be Sent to
Conference Where the
Federal Trade. Commis
sion Bill is Still Under
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 The Clay
ton anti-trust bill, to supplement the
Sherman law, which will complete
the administration trust legislative
program at this session of congress,
passed the senate today. The bill,
amended by the senate in many par
ticulars, will be sent to conference
where the federal trade commission
bill is still under consideration. Re
ports on both measures are hoped
for within two weeks.
The bill provides a fine and im
prisonment for officers of corpora
tions convicted of offenses against
the trust laws; prohibits exclusive
and tying contracts which restrict the
independence of put-chasers; prohib
its holding companies where their
effect is to lessen competition or to
create monopoly, and makes illegal
two years after passage of the act,
interlocking directorates in competing
corporations, and any one which has
a capital of more than a million. It
also forbids interlocking railroad di
rectorates with corporations dealing
in securities and railroad supplies or
contracts and liberalizes the proced
ure of injunction and contempt cases.
The sections of the house bill re
lating to price discrimination and
unfair competition were stricken out
in the senate.
Labor, agricultural and horticultur
al organizations, not conducted for
profit, were exempted from the pro
visions relating to monopoly.
The maximum penalty fixed for a
violation of the provision preventing
an exclusive contract is $5,000 or one
year's imprisonment or both. The
provision against holding companies
will not prevent common carriers
from acquiring branch lines where
there Is no substantial competition
The sections relating to interlink
ing directorates are made effective
two years after the passage of the
Directors of railroads, under the
terms of the bill, cannot be interlock
ed with corporations dealing in se
curities, railroad supplies or other
articles of commerce or contracts for j
construction, maintenance, etc., to
(Continued on Pago Three)
the old province in the north of
France, but now forming the de
partment of Somme, a part of Oise.
and Pas de Calais, they must either
win an immediate victory or risk be
ing caught between the hammer and
the anvil. If they win they will still
have to meet other armies, including
a large garrison army. Common
sense has been shown in preparing
against any contingency.
"No considerable change is percep
tible in the military situation, and it
is believed that the main French
army and British wing still hold the
line. So far the German turning
movement by western Belgium, which
cost enormous losses and risks, has
been successful, but now the posi
tion is very different. The best of
the Prussian and Hanover troops are
now exhausted, and the Germans
have the main bodies of the allies
to meet.
"Forts on which so many brains
had been spent were not silenced.
What with prospective defeat and
flight, piecemeal slaughter is open
for the Germans.
"A brief official review just issued
reveals the vast extent of this un
precedented battlefied, seventy-five
miles long. Forty-five miles south
west from their main army, the al
lies blocked the German path.
"Whether it is the same British
force fighting on Somme to the
southwest, or another, we do not
know. Near Sedan, French troops
had to effect a slow retreat, but it
repelled another German attack
so doing, inflicting heavy German
losses. Fresh German reinforce
ments then appeared from Rocroi
a fortified town" in the department
of Ardennes.
"Many wounded continue to arrive
in Paris, some with trophies, such
as swords and helmets.
"Red Cross ladies have been offi
cially informed that twelve' of their
number were killed and others miss
Uncle Sam's Marine War Risk
Insurance Bureau Opens Today
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. Uncle
Sam's marine war risk- insurance bu
reau, designed to inspire confidence
in American shippers and aid Amer
ican trade expansion, will be open
for business tomorrow at the treas
ury department. The president signed
the act creating the bureau, and to- J -
night Secretary McAdoo announced
the appointment of W. C. Delancy of
New York, an underwriting insurance
expert, as director of the bureau.
Mr. Delancy will open the office
tomorrow, ready to insure American
ships and American cargoes on
American ships. His bureau will be
under Assistant Secretary Peters. No
requests for insurance had reached
the bureau tonight. The administra
tion plans for the merchant marine
also took definite form in other di
rections. At a conference between
the president. Secretary Daniels and
members of the naval affairs and
merchant marine committees of the
house, differences between the two
committees were smoothed out, and
it was decided to press one measure
First Day of Martial Law
in the Montana City
Passes Without Disturb
ances, But Many Union
Leaders Are Arrested
BUTTE, Sept. 2. Butte's first day of
martial law was without disturbance.
The Montana National Guard occupied
the court house and city hall. The
headquarters of the state militia was
established in the court house with
Major Roote as chief of stuff and judge
advocate. At the city hall Provost
Marshal Conley took charge. Leaders
of the miners union are being arrested
w....v.: ,... ...,i ir, ihoimaKe ciear umi
.tree,. nd on th roof of the court
Three of the miners arrested carried
guns. Provost Marshal Conley searched
the city for "Muckie" MacDonald. pres
ident of the union, but he could not be j
found. He is wanted on charges of
inciting riots. The list of men who
are wanted is said by Major Roote to
be a long one. The police and sheriffs
forces were ordered by Major Dona
hue, who is in command here, to co
operate with the militia in making ar
rests and maintaining peace." The city
patrol wagon is being used by the mili
tia in carrying prisoners to the county
jail. They will be tried by military
court with Major Roote presiding. For
the first time in three days the juris
diction committee of the new union
did not appear at the mines to enforce'
its order that prohibited non-members
from working.
For several blocks around the court
house the streets were patrolled by mi
litiamen who prohibited persons from
assing through the guarded district.
On two sides of the court house Gat
ling guns are placed in the streets.
Two machine guns are placed on the
roof of the court house also. The state
roops will sleep in the court house for
the present.
The order of Major Donahue placing
Butte under martial law prohibits boys
(Continued on Page Three)
PARIS, Thursday
Sept. 3. A proclama
tion has just been issued
by the government an
nouncing that the gov
ernment departments
will be transferred tem
porarily to Bordeaux.
The proclamation was
issued by the minister of
the interior, who said
the decision had been I
taken' solely upon the j
demand of the military
authorities because the
fortified places of Paris,
Avhile not necessarily -likely
to be attacked,
would become the pivot
of the field operations of
the two armies. , The
building of supplement
ary defense work is pro
ceeding vigorously. Sev
eral gates of Paris were
closed to traffic last
for obtaining a, government-owned
fleet of ships.
Chairman Alexander reported fav
orably to the house the bill for a
$10,000,000 company to secure freight
carrying vessels. Thirty millions of
Panama bonds will be used to buy
the ships, the government accepting
the company's bonds as reimburse
ment Tf waa fltififlpn to amend tnis
n , . tn hp ,lspfl ,,v the
navy if necessary. The president is
firm in the belief that there will be
no violation of neutrality even if the
German steamers now marooned in
American ports are purchased.
An executive order suspending cer
tain, sections of the navigation laws,
authorized under the registry bill
passed last week, will be issued to
morrow', removing the final objec
tions of the big shipping interests to
placing their fleets under the Ameri
can flag. Such concerns as the Unit
ed Fruit company, the Standard Oil
company, the United States Steel
company and the Dollar Steamship
company are expected to make im
mediate applications. These com
panies alone would add 200 steamers
to the American merchant marine.
President Will Begin Prep
aration of Message to Con
gress Urging Necessity
for Emergency Revenue
Legislation '
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. The !
president will begin tomorrow the
preparation of the message which he
plans to read congress on Friday
urging the necessity of emergency
revenue legislation to offset the cur
tailment of customs receipts since
the beginning of the, European war.
About $100,000,000 must be provided.
It is understood the president will
sufficient revenues
for all purposes are assured, but mil
I lions of emergency revenue must be
raised to prevent ue icju
. Administration ie.iuna m i""s'
already have been studying avaiiaoie
sources of special revenue, and have
been in frequent conference with
Secretary McAdoo of the treasury
department. Senator Simmons, chair
man of the finance committee, has
co-nperated with Representative Un
derwood, chairman of the ways and
means committee, in the preliminary
deliberations, and both were con-
cov.ivil ii-ciL'a stern thnt wur
revenue will be necessary, probably
to the extent or siuu,"uu,uwi. it was
agreed that the ways and means
committee should work out a bill
which w ill be reported early next
Mr. Underwood asked President
Wilson to indicate what course he
proposed to recommend in raising the
needed revenues, but up to tonight
the president had not done so.
Suggestions have been made that
beer, whisky, domestic wines, to
bacco, railroad and theatre tickets,
gasoline, patent medicines. soft
drinks and other similar commodi
ties be taxed. No agreement has
been reached, however, by the ways
and means majority.
There is said to be a war revenue
plan which rests undisclosed in Ma
jority Leader Underwood's mind. His
purpose is not to call the committee
together until the president's mess
age is received. He has withheld his
plan to avoid unnecessary discussion
but believes it will be simple enough
to allow passage without delay.
The treasury department reported
today that customs revenues dropped
off about $11,000,000 during August.
The total customs receipts for the
month were $19,413,463. Slight in
creases over August, 1913, are shown
in the internal revenue and corpora
tion tax returns, but the total re
ceipts for the month were nearly
$10,000,000 less than in August of
last vear.
Seven Go Down in North Sea"When
Mine Is Struck
GRIMSBY, England, Sept. 2. A
trawler was blown up by a mine in
the North sea and seven of the
crew are missing. The trawler was
endeavoring to avoid one mine and
struck another.
A Danish steamers is reported to
have been blown up by mines but
members of the crew were saved.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2. Thous
ands of arms of eery variety ot
various epochs were turned in today
at the National Palace, the citadel
and foreign legations in conformity
with the decree of military author!
ties that all arms be surrendered.
The time for surrender expired at
noon. One room in the Brazilian
legation was completely filled with
arms and ammunition,
mm nriiritiirni
j 1
I PARIS, via London, Sept. 2. i
j A dispatch from Petrograd, (St. j
j Petersburg), says the Xovoe j
Vremya charges that during the j
j bombardment of Belgrade, the
I Austrians destroyed the Materni- j
ty hospital over which the Red
j Cross flag was flying, killing 100
I children. ?
President Wilson
To Be Candidate
For Renomination
(Associated Press Dispatch)
The published statement
by Vice-President Marshall
declaring president Wilson
would run for re-election in
1!1(J and would be the unan
imous choice of his party,
aroikcd wide interest in
H tiiiitnf-uniai tiicaa, uui
lute House orticiais re
fused to make any com
ment. In democratic circles it is
taken for granted the presi
dent will be a candidate, al
though it is stated that so
far as known he has not
given the question any per
sonal attention.
The renomination of sev
eral senators and represen
tatives avIio supported the
president on the Panama
tolls, Mexican and other
questions has encouraged
the democrat campaign man
agers. In this connection
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no IIC rCIJUllltilctllUIl VL
resentative Hardwick for
enator from Georgia. Praise
of the president's Mexican
policy in several of the
democratic state platforms
recently also has been re
ceived with pleasure by the
ipl' esident's adherents
The vice-president's state
ment was made in a discus
sion of the democratic out
Rising Smoke Announces No Pontifl
is Elected
ROME, via Paris. Sept. 2 The Sac
red College of cardinals assembled at
10 o'clock this morning for the third
baliot in the papal election, but little
more than an hour later smoke issuing
from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel
revealed to the anxious throng in St.
Peter's Square that an election had not
been accomplished and the ballots were
being burned in accordance with tra
NEW YORK. Sept. 2. Reports are
current that a British cruiser has
succeeded in capturing fhe Kronprinz
Wilhelm, the German liner which has
been roaming the seas since her sud
den departure from this port a day
or so before war was declared be
tween Germany and England. Sir
Courtenay Bennett, the British con
sul general, said tonight he had been
unable to confirm the report from
any source.
Question Of Neutrality
associated pi'.ess dispatch
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. American
manufacturers have contracts to supply
$20,000,000 in arms and ammunition to
certain' European belligerents. Count
Von Bernstorff,' the German ambassa
dor here, asserted tonight on his re
turn from New York. The ambassador
said he did not know if any violation
of neutrality was involved and was not
yet in a position to say whether or not
the matter would be called to the at
tention of the American government.
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British
ambassador 11 talked over with Presi
dent Wilson today in general terms th
subject of American neutrality in the
European war. The ambassador ex
pressed the hope and desire of his gov-
Three German Aeroplanes
Hover Over Pans AVhile
Two French Mach i n e s
Rise and Decisively En
gage Them
Zeppelin Dirigible Circles
Over Antwerp and Shots
Are Fired at It While
Powerful Searc blights
Blind Intruder
PARIS, Sept. 2. A fight over
Paris, in the air, took place this
evening. Three German aeroplanes
hovered over the capital, and imme
diately two French machines were
sent up to engage them. Meanwhile
rifles and machine guns mounted on
the public buildings kept up a con
stant fire. By this means one of the
German machines became separated
from the others, and the French avi
ators flew swiftly in its direction.
The Germans opened fire, to which
the Frenchmen replied vigorously.
The engagement seemed to turn to
the disadvantage of the German,
who mounted speedily to a higher
level, and holding this position, was
saved from further attack. He fi
nally disappeared in a northwesterly
direction over Fort Romainville, after
vain pursuit.
The other German aeroplanes also
e.sn.ined the fire of the guns, and
after circling about for
able time disappeared.
a consider-
Antwerp Menaced by Dirigible
LONDON, Sept. 2 According to
an Antwerp dispatch to the Even
ing News, the Zeppelin dirigible
which appeared over Antwerp Just
before 4 o'clock this morning circled
over only the southeasterly part of
the city. At Deume, two miles east
of Antwerp, the Zeppelin apparently
made efforts to reach a wireless. It
dropped bombs, four houses being
hit and four persons wounded.
When the airship appeared - over
Antwerp an alarm was given quickly
bv the forts. Searchlights were
piaved upon the airship, but were
rather ineffective, because the Zep
pelin appeared just before dawn after
a clear moonlight night, bnois were
fired at it, and it is believed tne air
ship was hit. At Berchem, inside
the inner fortifications, a bomb de
stroved the telegraph wires over the
streets. At another point
fell close to the railway lines, but
did no damage.
News from Antwerp
ANTWERP. Sept. 2. The follow
n official statement concerning the
maneuvers of the Zeppelin airshiu
over Antwerp last night and early
today was issued tonight:
"A Zeppelin airship was reporieu
at 10:30 o'clock last nigiu u
forts south of the city and aiso ne.
the river Nethe. It passed over Alost
toward Termonde and Ghent, re
turned to Antwerp and there tried
to flv over the city, but for a time
the heavy artillery fire kept it out
side the outer fortifications.
"At 3 o'clock five or six bomb
were dropped from it, and later sev
en bombs were dropped in the Pare
Du Rosignol, close to some houses
which had been converted into hos
pitals and which were flying the
Red Cross flag. These houses were
damaged and ten or twelve persons
slightly injured. After the bomb
dropping exploit, the Zeppelin rose
and disappeared in the direction of
"Examination of the bombs thrown
showed they had a thin double cov
ering, the two covers joined together
with mushroom-shaped rivets, which
act the part of bullets and are liable
to cause terrible injury When the
covers are burst by the explosion.
They are similar to those used by
the Bonnett motor car bandits.'
PARIS, Sept. 2. The Petit Farisjen
says that fourteen German staff r
cers were captured and sent to Nimes
in the department of Gard.
Is Worrying Americans
i ernment that none of the numerous
I questions of neutrality which may
I arise would affect friendly relations
between Great Britain and the United
While not disputing the right of the
United States to purchase as many
ships from one belligerent nation as she
chooses, Great Britain would not be
pleased if a great number of vessels
were bought from German owners, a
circumstance that might give Germany
a big supply of money.
The answer of the American govern
ment to this idea Is that when the time
for purchasing ships arrives nothing of
an unneutral nature will be done and
as equitable arrangements as possible
will be sought,

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